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Globe Community Project and the Language of Wellbeing

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 16:57

Globe Community Project and the Language of Wellbeing

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 16:57

Globe Community Project based in Tower Hamlets, London, is a Triratna Buddhist Charity, founded by Sraddhapushpa. It is currently run by a combination of Order Members, mitras who are training for ordination, and non-Buddhists who are members of the local community. The focus of the project is putting compassion in to action, meeting the needs of the local community in East London.

The charity runs various community projects including Language of Wellbeing - where they teach yoga and the English...

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Launch of the Triratna Picture Library

Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 - 17:37

Launch of the Triratna Picture Library

Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 - 17:37

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust is delighted to present this video launch of the online Triratna Picture Library. The video introduces the new website and celebrates with a precious few minutes in the company of Sangharakshita as he introduces photographs from his personal collection.

Right now the online library holds 1,500 images and over the coming weeks and months thousands more images will be added. It’s a slow process as each image has to be scanned, then...

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Update on India COVID relief

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 16:39

Update on India COVID relief

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 16:39

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / India Dhamma Trust (IDT) are meeting every week during this crisis. They are collaborating with Triratna partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by this devastating wave of COVID. The situation is getting worse and worse and experts believe the official numbers of people dying in India, which has one of the world’s poorest-funded healthcare...

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The Tale of the Whale

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

The Tale of the Whale

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

Padmacandra, an Order Member living in West Norfolk and associated with the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK, has her first children’s picture book out as illustrator with Scallywag Press this month (March 2021).

The book, The Tale of the Whalewhich tells of an adventure between a child and a whale, has a strong environmental message about plastic pollution, and is suitable for 3 to 8 year olds (read 8 years plus!)

Padmacandra was asked if she would illustrate the book after the...

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Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Vajradevi’s first book Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom will be published by Windhorse Publications at the end of March. In this short clip for Women’s Day, Dhammamegha interviews Vajradevi about writing, about friendship as a context for learning and teaching, and about being a woman practitioner.

By far the majority of authors published by Windhorse Publications in the past have been men. This year we have Vajradevi’s book, as well as also...

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The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

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Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

“One November morning in 1985, four women - Sanghadevi, Ratnasuri, Karunasri, Kulanandi - and a cat called Tansy, drove from London to the Welsh borders, to start what was probably the first Buddhist retreat centre for women in the world.”

In 1985, Cornhill Farm was bought - a run-down farmhouse and derelict outbuildings, together with seven acres of land. The first retreats were held in the white farmhouse - a living room converted into a shrine room, and...

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The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
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Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

In commemoration of the second death anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Urgyen House is pleased to offer a new video blog. Dharmachari Paramartha recalls Bhante Sangharakshita’s final days and, from the video archive, Bhante recounts a remarkable event in Kalimpong, India.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

In this video, from Urygen House, Vidyadevi introduces the work of the literary executors - and her work as series editor - of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works. Launched in October 2016, the Complete Works includes all Sangharakshita’s previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. This collection of twenty-seven volumes will represent the definitive edition of his life’s work.

Here we take a closer look at the latest volume in production - Dr. Ambedkar and...